Double Mountain Molten Lava Imperial IPA Release at Horse Brass

Double Mountain Molten Lava Imperial IPA

The Portland release of Double Mountain Brewery‘s Molten Lava Imperial IPA will be this Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5 p.m. at the Horse Brass Pub (4534 SE Belmont Street). This beer will be bottled this week as well, and available to accounts as early as Friday.  Here’s more information on Molten Lava IIPA:
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Breakside Brewery’s Barberhop Quartet Double IPA Hits Taps Next Week!

Breakside Senior Brewer Sam Barber

 

Breakside Brewery is excited to announce the release of Breakside’s newest seasonal sensation, Barberhop Quartet Double IPA. The beer will debut this coming Tuesday, February 19th from 6-9pm at Southeast Portland beer bar NWIPA, located at 6350 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR.

Breakside BreweryBarberhop Quartet is the inspiration of Breakside’s Senior Brewer, Sam Barber and credit for the name goes to Breakside’s good friend Angelo DeIeso of Brewpublic.com. Designed to mimic the IPAs of central California, this beer is light in color, dank and delicious. Upon first tasting the beer, Breakside’s Director of Brewing Operations, Jacob Leonard exclaimed, “Finally, proof that God does exist!” Opting for a different flavor profile than Breakside’s other hop bombs, Sam used four a quartet of American hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Citra and Cascade. Assistant Brewer Keith Vandervort added, “This beer is so hop forward, it was as though Shawn Kelso came in and brewed here. The hop fridge was totally cleaned out. It made doing inventory super easy that week.”  Though Breakside’s lab doesn’t isn’t equipped for mass photospectrometry, the brewers are quite sure that this Double IPA clocks in at 8.5% and 170 IBUs.

Host bar NWIPA specializes in offering the tastiest hoppy beers around and serves delicious sandwiches and snacks: thus it is the perfect place to celebrate a beer such as Barberhop Quartet!  In addition to Barberhop Quartet, this event will feature a number of Breakside beers, including Breakside IPA, Dry Stout, Aztec Ale, Woodlawn Pale Ale and Pilsner. Sam and the other Breakside brewers will be on hand to discuss the beer, raffle off some Breakside swag, and share some good beers.

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Breakside Brewery’s Barberhop Quartet Double IPA Hits Taps Next Week!

Breakside Senior Brewer Sam Barber

I love naming beers for breweries! The puns and goofball names for craft beer seems endless and is always a kick in the pants. When I heard that Breakside Brewery, one of my favorite Oregon brewhouses was using a name and concept I came up with while BS’ing around with brewmaster Ben Edmunds, I felt extremely honored.

Breakside BreweryI really enjoy celebrating figures in the craft beer industry. Upright Brewing‘s Blend Love and Blend Edmunds are two of my proudest beer namings. Their nomenclatures pay homage to two of my friends and favorite brewers in Portland, Ben Love and Ben Edmunds respectively. Upright Brewing founder and brewmaster Alex Ganum has taken a shine to my zany naming abilities and has utilized a number of my ideas in his beers. A few others that have paid tribute to some friends/regional brewers include Upright’s Lactovasilios Berliner-style Weiss (named for Laurelwood brewmaster Vasilios Gletsos) and Upright’s Spollen Angel Belgian-style Tripel (named for Amnesia brewer Chris Spollen).

One of the most fun events I helped to put together was Van Night, a tribute to longtime community brewer and friend Van Havig, current co-owner and brewmaster of Gigantic Brewing (along with Ben Love). Several beers possessed Van Havig themes, such as Widmer’s Van Helles Lager (I even have a t-shirt to prove it!), Barley Brown’s Van Havoc (a re-naming of Shawn Kelso’s infamously hopped up Havoc ale), and Ninkasi Brewing’s Havig Your Way.

Even Breakside Ben helped us formulate and brew a beer for 2011′s KillerBeerFest dedicated to the beloved Ganum. A rooibos infused ale aptly named Alexander Legume. Now, our fun-lovin’ buddies at Breakside have made use of another tribute name that is actually a beer developed by the man for which it is named. Breakside Brewery’s Barberhop Quartet is a double IPA named for senior brewer Sam Barber. Making use of four wonderfully aromatic hop varietals, this bombastically bold West Coast release is sure to satiate the most lupulin hungry hopheads around. Here’s more on the new Barberhop Quartet from the Breakside brewmaster: Read More…

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Double Down Double IPA Release @ Rock Bottom Brewery

Rock Bottom Double Down DIPA release party

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This post was written by admin on January 16, 2013

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1st Friday: Hops ‘n Pops/Meet the New Salmon Creek Brewer @ By The Bottle/Salmon Creek Brewpub

By the Bottle HOPS ‘N POPS    
 First Friday, 9/7/12, from 5p to 7p, $5 Taste fee
Stop by for an Imperial IPA and Pop Chips Tasting Event

The New Salmon Creek:
Meet the New Brewmaster

First Friday, 9/7/12, from 6p to 9p,
savor $3 pints of Salmon Creek brews
Hops ‘n Pops Tasting Menu Laughing Dog Imperial IPA

Malts are a little less sweet in this hop bomb, allowing the piney-hop character to pack plenty of  a hop punch

8% ABV, 127 IBU

Paired with Chile Lime Potato Pop Chips

HUB Ace of Spades Imperial IPA

Huge spicy and citrus hop aroma and flavor with a deep bitterness and alcohol bites, a hopped-out beast

9.2% ABV, 100+ IBU

Paired with Jalapeno Potato Pop Chips

Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA

Esquire Magazine said, “perhaps the best I.P.A. in America.” An Imperial I.P.A. brewed to be savored from a snifter. A big beer with notes of malt, brandied fruitcake, raisins, and  citrus.

9% ABV, 90 IBU

Paired with Barbecue Pop Chips 

Mendocino Brewing Imperial IPA

A full body delivers the perfect balance of heady bitterness and luxuriant sweetness

8% ABV.

Paired with Sweet Potato Pop Chips

Meet the New Brewer at the New Salmon Creek
Brewery & Pub
Tom at BTB'S Tap Room the night before we opened

Thomas Munoz, Salmon Creek’s new brewer will be working the room on Friday night. Tom is a very decorated brewer not just with the medals he has won in the brewing industry, but with his personality, charm, and good looks!

Tom has been a dear friend of ours for many years, and when we learned of his availability to brew again, it was right at the time that Salmon Creek was in need for their new brewer, so we quickly snatched him up. You may not see Tom around a lot because he lives in the Seattle area, and is only able to commute at this time. When he’s here, he’s busy brewin’! So, this Friday he will be able to join you in the brewpub or the patio just to say “hey” and tip a glass or two. Stop by to say,”hi” and get yourself a $3 pint of any Salmon Creek brew: Weizenbock, Porter, India Red Ale, Extra Pale Ale, or a Belgian Blonde.
Cheers!
By the Bottle
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3rd Annual IIPA Fest @ Saraveza

Saraveza's 3rd Annual IIPA Fest

OVER 50 IIPAs in 2 days!


SAT. July 21: 1-10pm
SUN. July 22: 1-9pm

Drop on by this weekend for Saraveza’s 3rd Annual IIPA Fest.  It’s a special time!  Here’s the details:

Check out our extensive list of IIPAs below!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Ticket packages can be purchased in advance with a credit card through our Beer Boutique or at the Fest with cash only. (There is an ATM right down the street.)

$20: 8 tickets & glass
$35: 16 tickets & 2 glasses


FEST LIST

  • Dogfish Head, 120 Minute
  • Sierra Nevada, Hoptimum
  • Green Flash, Palate Wrecker
  • H.U.B., Galactic
  • H.U.B., Ace of Spades
  • Lagunitas, Hop Stoopid
  • Ninkasi, Babylon
  • Bear Republic, Hop Rod Rye
  • Firestone Walker, Wookey Jack
  • Firestone Walker, Double Jack
  • Everybody’s, Big Brother
  • Midnight Sun, Meltdown
  • Victory, Hop Wallop
  • Mad River, Steelhead
  • Lazy Boy, Double Trouble
  • Moylan’s, Moylander
  • Epic,, Imperial IPA
  • Urthel, Hop-It
  • Oskar Blues, Gubna
  • Oskar Blues, Deviant Dale’s
  • Uinta, Detour
  • Uinta, Dubhe
  • Stone, Ruination 10th Anniversary
  • Hop Valley, Infinite Hoppiness
  • Laurelwood, Green Mammoth
  • Laurelwood, Deranger
  • Rock Bottom, Thunderdome
  • Burnside, Double Dry-Hopped Alter Ego
  • Good Life, Comatose
  • Beer Valley, Leafer Madness
  • Boneyard, Hop Venom
  • Boneyard, Armored Fist
  • Van Viven, Viven
  • Southern Oregon Brewing, Big Rack
  • Oakshire, Perfect Storm
  • Old Town, RRR
  • Natian, Old Grogham
  • Alameda, Green Wolf
  • Walking Man, Homo Erectus
  • Pizza Port, Poorman’s
  • Pizza Port, Killer Dana
  • He’Brew, Lenny’s R.I.P.A.
  • Boulevard, Double Wide
  • Southern Tier, Unearthly
  • Amnesia, Dopeacetic
  • Deschutes, JedIPA
  • Block 15, Block Head
  • Fort George, Bad Juju
  • Vertigo, Friar Gone Wild
  • Russian River, Pliny the Elder
  • Mt. Tabor, Finsky
  • Gigantic, IIPA

and more……..

LIVE MUSIC BOTH DAYS!

Saturday:
3PM: Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories

7PM: Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Sunday:
2PM: Dennis Elmer & Cronin Tierney

6PM: Alan Singley & Love Bubbles

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3rd Annual IIPA Fest @ Saraveza

Saraveza's 3rd Annual IIPA Fest

OVER 50 IIPAs in 2 days!


SAT. July 21: 1-10pm
SUN. July 22: 1-9pm

Drop on by this weekend for Saraveza’s 3rd Annual IIPA Fest.  It’s a special time!  Here’s the details:

Check out our extensive list of IIPAs below!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Ticket packages can be purchased in advance with a credit card through our Beer Boutique or at the Fest with cash only. (There is an ATM right down the street.)

$20: 8 tickets & glass
$35: 16 tickets & 2 glasses


FEST LIST

  • Dogfish Head, 120 Minute
  • Sierra Nevada, Hoptimum
  • Green Flash, Palate Wrecker
  • H.U.B., Galactic
  • H.U.B., Ace of Spades
  • Lagunitas, Hop Stoopid
  • Ninkasi, Babylon
  • Bear Republic, Hop Rod Rye
  • Firestone Walker, Wookey Jack
  • Firestone Walker, Double Jack
  • Everybody’s, Big Brother
  • Midnight Sun, Meltdown
  • Victory, Hop Wallop
  • Mad River, Steelhead
  • Lazy Boy, Double Trouble
  • Moylan’s, Moylander
  • Epic,, Imperial IPA
  • Urthel, Hop-It
  • Oskar Blues, Gubna
  • Oskar Blues, Deviant Dale’s
  • Uinta, Detour
  • Uinta, Dubhe
  • Stone, Ruination 10th Anniversary
  • Hop Valley, Infinite Hoppiness
  • Laurelwood, Green Mammoth
  • Laurelwood, Deranger
  • Rock Bottom, Thunderdome
  • Burnside, Double Dry-Hopped Alter Ego
  • Good Life, Comatose
  • Beer Valley, Leafer Madness
  • Boneyard, Hop Venom
  • Boneyard, Armored Fist
  • Van Viven, Viven
  • Southern Oregon Brewing, Big Rack
  • Oakshire, Perfect Storm
  • Old Town, RRR
  • Natian, Old Grogham
  • Alameda, Green Wolf
  • Walking Man, Homo Erectus
  • Pizza Port, Poorman’s
  • Pizza Port, Killer Dana
  • He’Brew, Lenny’s R.I.P.A.
  • Boulevard, Double Wide
  • Southern Tier, Unearthly
  • Amnesia, Dopeacetic
  • Deschutes, JedIPA
  • Block 15, Block Head
  • Fort George, Bad Juju
  • Vertigo, Friar Gone Wild
  • Russian River, Pliny the Elder
  • Mt. Tabor, Finsky
  • Gigantic, IIPA

and more……..

LIVE MUSIC BOTH DAYS!

Saturday:
3PM: Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories

7PM: Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Sunday:
2PM: Dennis Elmer & Cronin Tierney

6PM: Alan Singley & Love Bubbles

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Two New Hoppy Beers from Two Beers Brewing, Including 18.2% ABV Ascension Triple IPA

Two Beers Brewing Ascension IPA

Two Beers Brewing of Seattle, WA has announced the release of two new limited edition beers sure to strike the interest of craft beer enthusiasts. These include a hoppy brown ale and one of the boldest India Pale Ales yet to be unleashed anywhere. Say hello to the Ascension Triple IPA, clocking in at 18.2% ABV and the Backcountry Cascadian Brown Ale from Two Beers. Here’s the details fro the brewery: Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on June 29, 2012

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Lompocalypse 2012: Last Call for New Old Lompoc

New Old Lompoc Lompocalypse 2012 New Old LompocSaturday April 28, 2012 marks the end of days, well for now, for New Old Lompoc‘s original brewpub at 1616 NW 23rd Avenue. The upside to the story is that the site will  be revamped and Lompoc has a lease in place to remain on NW 23rd Ave come 2013.

Lompoc will toast their rich history by providing live music and the exclusive release of their Lompocalypse Double IPA, the final beer brewed at their soon to be gone old pub. Here’s the full details on this momentous event at Lompc from the brewery: Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on April 28, 2012

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